The Book of Great American Firecrackers: Cherry Bombs, M-80s, Cannon Crackers, and More!
Many pyrobilia guides cover Chinese firecrackers, but this is the first book in the world to focus on the US's history with firecrackers, from fireworks’ inception into American celebrations as a replacement for dangerous celebratory gun and cannon fire, through the final federal ban with the Child Protection Act of 1966.
Beginning with a brief history of the firecracker and how it came to America, this book details the types the US produced—a wide array, from Cherry Bombs and Silver Salutes to Ash Cans and Torpedoes. Also covered are how the US Industrial Revolution impacted fireworks, as well as the innovations throughout the American industry, from its successes to the factory disasters.• Measures 8.5"x11"
• Hardcover 98 Pages
• 183 Color & B/W Images